Lawrenceville, GA – Oct. 18, 2017 – Boxlight, a global leader in digital teaching technologies, has been named a finalist in the sixth annual Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-ED) STEM Education awards program. The company is a contender in the Corporate Outreach category following the successful Boxlight STEM Day initiative it launched in 2016 and due it recently becoming the convening agency for the Georgia Girls STEM Collaborative formed under the auspices of the National Girls Collaborative Project.
The TAG and TAG-ED awards were created to recognize and celebrate schools, extracurricular programs, public-private partnerships, science agencies and post-secondary education outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Georgia.
“Boxlight, its employees, and its partners are honored to be recognized as a finalist by TAGand TAG-ED,” said Sunshine Nance, Boxlight’s VP of Marketing. “The work we do collectively to help underserved students — and especially girls — learn and expand critical STEM skills is at the center of our mission. We hope that by being named a finalist we can shine a light on the need for more organizations to join in the push for greater STEM learning opportunities.”
The Boxlight STEM Day involved collaborating with a number of low-income elementary and high schools in the United States and Latin America. The event included orchestrating a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiment. Prior to the event, each of the participating schools received a free wireless Boxlight Labdisc portable STEM lab The students used the tools to perform simultaneous experiments and share their respective resulting data in an activity called “A Walk Through the City.”In all, more than 4,500 students participated by the event.
Joining Boxlight as finalists in the Corporate Outreach category include Georgia Transmission Corporation, Cisco and Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta.
Winners will be announced during a special, half-day event on November 3rd at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta.
About Boxlight Corp.
The merging of Mimio and Boxlight Corp. has resulted in an expansive selection of premier digital classroom technology solutions designed for every K-12 classroom. The company is integrating Boxlight’s manufacturing of patented, award-winning interactive classroom technology and Mimio’s advanced line of classroom hardware and software solutions to create the most complete line of progressive, integrated classroom technologies available on the market today. For more information about the extensive product offerings please visit www.boxlight.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @boxlightinc or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boxlightusa.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative.
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